Hiking

Pathsways in Port Moody
Urban Adventures: Hiking, Walking & Biking

Confession time: I’ve recently taken up running. While you won’t find me running marathons anytime soon (or probably ever) I can now run more than a block without feeling out of breath! Sadly that is a major accomplishment because I’ve never been able to run very far without feeling like
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Top Three Algonquin Hiking Trails For Young Kids

Our family loves to go out on adventure, especially if that adventuring involves camping and getting to play in the great big Canadian outdoors. But with three young children (and one who refused to sit in a hiking backpack!), our outdoor adventures were often limited to activities that were within
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Fathers day hiking
A Father’s Day Hike at Lake O’Hara Lodge

After years of planning exhilarating hikes with my dad — from Nepal’s three-week-long Annapurna Circuit to the 11 km trek into Alberta’s Skoki Lodge — I have one bit of advice: Sometimes it pays to leave it to the experts. While typically I do embrace the DIY getaway, those trips
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Waterton National Park
Family friendly hiking in Waterton Lakes National Park

Isn’t it amazing (or pathetic, I’m not sure) how you can live in the same province for decades, and still not see some of the most beautiful places just hours from home? After twenty-two years in Alberta for me, and thirty-years for my Alberta-born husband, we were finally making the
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Family camping in tent by the river
Beyond Car Camping! 5 Creative Ways to Camp as a Family this Summer

We love camping across Alberta and BC but we get tired of the routine RV or car camping experience. We tire of the crowds, the noise, and the sandwiched feeling we get when we’re squished between gigantic RVs running generators all night long. While we plan to spend many nights in front
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Family Hiking Games
Family Hiking Made FUN! Trail Games and Boredom-Busters

How many times have you tried to take the kids out for a fun little hike only to hear complaints at the first small hill or to hear whining before you’ve even walked a kilometre? Even the most experienced outdoor enthusiasts struggle with motivating children on the trail and have
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Aurora in Alaska
Picture Yourself with the Aurora in Alaska

Discover the jaw-dropping beauty of the aurora in Alaska for yourself! The Northern Lights are one of the most dazzling sights a person can witness, but if you aren’t lucky enough to live in a spot that is sufficiently north or sufficiently dark, they may remain a spectacle you only
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Kamloops - Kenna Cartwright hiking
48 hours in Kamloops, BC

Autumn is a lovely time to visit Kamloops, British Columbia, and we’ve pulled together the perfect fall family itinerary for a weekend getaway. Friday Check into Hotel 540 in downtown Kamloops and let the kids work up an appetite in the rooftop pool. If the littles are foodies, we highly
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Jasper National Park From End to End: 3 Attractions That Will Ensure You Experience the Best of the Park! (Family Fun Canada)
Jasper National Park From End to End: Experience the Best of the Park When You Visit These Attractions

Driving down the Icefields Parkway as I returned to Calgary from an April conference at the Jasper Park Lodge, I vowed to return as soon as possible with my husband and two kids in tow. I had travelled along this route way, way back during junior high school, but my memories had faded over time
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Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia
Peggy’s Cove and More! Exploring With Kids on Nova Scotia’s Chebucto Peninsula

Most Canadians are familiar with the iconic lighthouse, picturesque fishing village and beautiful granite coastline found at the world-famous Peggy’s Cove. It is one of the top Canadian attractions on the East Coast and the Tourism Visitor Information Centre served 22,781 guests from May – October 2016. Considering the population
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